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A Berkeley Daily: Skull, Studio, Berkeley

Skull Painting Seamus Berkeley

4″ x 7″, Oil on canvas on board, Sold

I have never been drawn to painting skulls and always wondered what was the attraction to a subject so morbid. My neighbor, Tana Lehr, at Studio Rasa brought this in, I set up the composition for a monochromatic painting, sat down and painted. As the painting developed, I began to understand a little about vanitas, a genre containing symbols of death or change as a reminder of their inevitability – not a morbid subject after all.

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